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Season of no witch

Deborah Voigt, “unfortunately ill,” will not sing her first Ortrud this Sunday at the Festival de Lanaudière. According to the festival’s press office, a replacement will be named later today.


  • papopera says:

    Quelle perte.

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    Interesting Netrebko video interview with some juicy tidbits. Notice also the interesting position in which she recorded the Don Carlo aria -- in the middle of the orchestra.

  • operaassport says:

    Is Voigt pregnant? Yes, Virginia, that was a joke :)

  • Signor Bruschino says:

    I think Deb has been taking twitter lessons from Danielle de Niese (note the use of emoticons and ‘sooooo’s): @nezetseguin I am soooooo sorry!! Was thrilled to be singing for u. Hopefully another time soooon! :-)

  • mskapay says:

    She recently said on Twitter that her next plan is to do the title role in Elektra. I like Deb very, very much, and I am glad she is still ambitious about working so much, but I sort of got the feeling with her moving out of Florida and doing a bit more teaching work that perhaps she was hanging it up soon?

    I never got the feeling she liked the role of Ortud very much, she talked about it being very low on Twitter. But her last minute cancellation pattern of late isn’t so hot; while I get she needed bilateral hip and knee replacements during the Ring, and I am stunned she stuck around and did it anyhow and total kudos to her, I get the feeling she is pretty much over performing for real. But she also says she wants to take on the title role in Elektra, which stuns me, as she could have totally done it 15, even 10 years ago, but now, I don’t think that’s something she can do vocally. I liked her in Troyens very much this year, and I am entirely fond of her, but I wish she’d withdraw earlier with grace when she doesn’t like the role and let them recast it sooner.